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Day Canyon is the drainage just north of Longs Canyon. Its mouth on the Colorado is roughly 8 miles west of Moab and it runs roughly east/west for 5 miles paralleling Longs Canyon.

Getting There 

You can access Day Canyon from Potash Road roughly two miles north of the mouth of Longs Canyon and a couple miles south of Gold Bar. You can also access the upper reaches of the Canyon (via rappel) off UT 313 and the Dead Horse State Park Road that leads down Longs Canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Day Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Day Canyon:
In the Bushes   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 8'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Working Class Hero   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Superball Tower    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 PG13     Trad, Sport, Aid, 1 pitch, 60'   Superball Tower
Christine's Way Buff Sabb   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Android Waffle Hot Line   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Boognish Tower   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Boognish Tower
Brush Painted Datsun   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Pocket Rocket   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Moonshine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 175'   Bootleg Tower
Unknown Crack Right of "Working Class Hero"   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Thicker than Water   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Buzz Lust   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Bootleg Tower
Kiss of the Spider Women   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Day Canyon Cragging Routes
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Finger Bandit 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Day Canyon Cragging Routes
Two crux's, one about 20 feet up on locker fingers with no feet and the very top just below the anchors with two finger tip locks and a throw to the finish...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Day Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Down canyon.
Down canyon.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the gate you look for on the drive from Mo...
BETA PHOTO: This is the gate you look for on the drive from Mo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Up canyon.
Up canyon.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Oct 19, 2014
Some approach beta...

You can comfortably stay in the wash until below Working Class Hero. That climb is further up the canyon than I thought (20 minutes or so). Once below Working Class Hero, the sandy wash opens up to smooth slickrock ledges before gorging up again. There is a jeep trail that begins on the right side right above the slickrock ledges. You can then walk on the jeep trail for 10-15 minutes until you are past the cragging routes to the right of Bootleg Tower. To access Datsun or Saab, there is a faint trail that diagonals from near where the jeep road hits the wash again up and left to the climbs.
By James Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Apr 15, 2015
This place is great, we were there on Saturday and Sunday during the last week of Jeep Week, and we saw nary a soul.
By Jordan Jack
From: Lander, WY
Nov 20, 2016
Great location, no people. I thought it was a bit tricky to find when there weren't tons of climber vehicles to look for. So check out the beta photo (look for the gate) with gps link.

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